A pious woman

Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen:

“A pious woman, even if she is not incredibly beautiful, her character and her religion make her attractive!”

[Sharh Riyadh as Saliheen (No. 280)].


Taking Shaytan as an ally

๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒธThose Who Take Shaytaan as an Ally๐Ÿƒ

“Allah, the Most High, said,

ูˆูŽุฅูุฐู’ ู‚ูู„ู’ู†ูŽุง ู„ูู„ู’ู…ูŽู„ูŽุงุฆููƒูŽุฉู ุงุณู’ุฌูุฏููˆุง ู„ูุขุฏูŽู…ูŽ ููŽุณูŽุฌูŽุฏููˆุง ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ุฅูุจู’ู„ููŠุณูŽ ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ู’ุฌูู†ู‘ู ููŽููŽุณูŽู‚ูŽ ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฃูŽู…ู’ุฑู ุฑูŽุจู‘ูู‡ู ุฃูŽููŽุชูŽุชู‘ูŽุฎูุฐููˆู†ูŽู‡ู ูˆูŽุฐูุฑู‘ููŠู‘ูŽุชูŽู‡ู ุฃูŽูˆู’ู„ููŠูŽุงุกูŽ ู…ูู† ุฏููˆู†ููŠ ูˆูŽู‡ูู…ู’ ู„ูŽูƒูู…ู’ ุนูŽุฏููˆู‘ูŒ ุจูุฆู’ุณูŽ ู„ูู„ุธู‘ูŽุงู„ูู…ููŠู†ูŽ ุจูŽุฏูŽู„ู‹ุง

๐Ÿ”‰”And [mention] when We said to the Angels, “Prostrate to Adam,” and they prostrated, *except* for Iblees. He was from among the *Jinn* and departed from the command of his Lord.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ**Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you**? What a *wretched* *exchange* it is for the wrongdoers.”

โ›ฐ(Surah Kahf 18:50)โ›ฐ

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ“Œ Commenting on this ayah, one of the things that Ibn al-Qayim said, was:

* “It is almost as if under this speech there was an astonishing and delicate reprimand in that: โ€˜I showed enmity towards Iblis because he did not bow before your father Adam with My Angels, then the enmity [that I showed] was on _your part_, and then, the final result of this enmity [which I showed on your part] is that between you and him – you [went and) sealed a covenant of reconciliation. “*

(i.e. You pay back this enmity that Allah had on *your* behalf against Shaytaan….by befriending him….& being disobedient to Allah)๐Ÿ’”

๐Ÿ–‡Ad-Daa wad-Dawaa, p. 83.๐Ÿƒ

Reciting the Qurโ€™aan


๐Ÿ“šIbn Al-Qayyim

๐Ÿ“šThe great scholar ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah once wrote:

ููŽู„ูŽูˆ ุนู„ู… ุงู„ู†ู‘ูŽุงุณ ู…ูŽุง ูููŠ ู‚ูุฑูŽุงุกูŽุฉ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ุจุงู„ุชุฏุจุฑ ู„ุงุดุชุบู„ูˆุง ุจู‡ูŽุง ุนูŽู† ูƒู„ ู…ูŽุง ุณูˆุงู‡ูŽุง ููŽุฅูุฐุง ู‚ูŽุฑูŽุฃูŽู‡ู ุจุชููƒุฑ ุญูŽุชู‘ูŽู‰ ู…ุฑ ุจูุขูŠูŽุฉ ูˆูŽู‡ููˆูŽ ู…ูุญู’ุชูŽุงุฌุง ุฅูู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ูŽุง ูููŠ ุดูููŽุงุก ู‚ู„ุจู‡ ูƒุฑุฑู‡ุง ูˆูŽู„ูŽูˆ ู…ุงุฆูŽุฉ ู…ุฑู‘ุฉ ูˆูŽู„ูŽูˆ ู„ูŽูŠู’ู„ูŽุฉ ูู‚ุฑุงุกุฉ ุขูŠูŽุฉ ุจุชููƒุฑ ูˆุชูู‡ู… ุฎูŠุฑ ู…ู† ู‚ูุฑูŽุงุกูŽุฉ ุฎุชู…ุฉ ุจูุบูŽูŠู’ุฑ ุชุฏุจุฑ ูˆุชูู‡ู… ูˆุฃู†ูุน ู„ู„ู‚ู„ุจ ูˆุฃุฏุนู‰ ุงู„ู‰ ุญูุตููˆู„ ุงู„ุงูŠู…ุงู† ูˆุฐูˆู‚ ุญู„ุงูˆุฉ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ูˆูŽู‡ูŽุฐูู‡ ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽุช ุนูŽุงุฏูŽุฉ ุงู„ุณู‘ู„ู ูŠุฑุฏุฏ ุงุญุฏู‡ู… ุงู„ุงูŠุฉ ุงู„ู‰ ุงู„ุตู‘ูŽุจุงุญ ูˆูŽู‚ุฏ ุซูŽุจุช ุนูŽู† ุงู„ู†ู‘ูŽุจููŠ ุงู†ู‡ ู‚ูŽุงู…ูŽ ุจูุขูŠูŽุฉ ูŠูุฑูŽุฏู‘ูุฏู‡ูŽุง ุญูŽุชู‘ูŽู‰ ุงู„ุตู‘ูŽุจุงุญ ูˆูŽู‡ููŠ ู‚ูŽูˆู’ู„ู‡ {ุฅูู† ุชูุนูŽุฐุจู‡ูู…ู’ ููŽุฅูู†ู‘ูŽู‡ูู… ุนูุจูŽุงุฏูƒ ูˆูŽุฅูู† ุชุบู’ูุฑ ู„ูŽู‡ูู… ููŽุฅู†ู‘ูŽูƒ ุฃูŽู†ู’ุช ุงู„ู’ุนูŽุฒููŠุฒ ุงู„ู’ุญูŽูƒููŠู…} ูู‚ุฑุงุกุฉ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ุจุงู„ุชููƒุฑ ู‡ููŠูŽ ุงุตู„ ุตูŽู„ูŽุงุญ ุงู„ู’ู‚ู„ุจ . ู€

If people only knew the great value of reciting the Qurโ€™an with reflection, then they would devote themselves to it above anything else. For when one recites with contemplation, when he comes across an ayah which contains something needed to rectify his heart, he would repeat that ayah, perhaps as many as one hundred times or even for the entire night! For reciting a single ayah with contemplation and understanding is better, more beneficial for oneโ€™s heart, and more likely to bring about an increase in eemaan and tasting the sweetness of the Qurโ€™an than reciting the entire Qurโ€™an without reflection or understanding.

This used to be the practice of the Salaf, that one of them might repeat a single ayah until the morning came. It has also been authentically attributed to the Prophet that he stood in the night prayer until the morning came repeating a single ayah, which was:

ุฅูู† ุชูุนูŽุฐุจู‡ูู…ู’ ููŽุฅูู†ู‘ูŽู‡ูู… ุนูุจูŽุงุฏูƒ ูˆูŽุฅูู† ุชุบู’ูุฑ ู„ูŽู‡ูู… ููŽุฅู†ู‘ูŽูƒ ุฃูŽู†ู’ุช ุงู„ู’ุนูŽุฒููŠุฒ ุงู„ู’ุญูŽูƒููŠู…

If You punish them, then they are Your slaves. And if You forgive them, then You are the Mighty, the Wise. [5:118]

For reciting the Qurโ€™an with contemplation is the very basis of the heartโ€™s rectification.

ูˆูŽู„ูู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุงุจู’ู† ู…ูŽุณู’ุนููˆุฏ ู„ุงุชู‡ุฐูˆุง ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ุงู„ุดู‘ุนู’ุฑ ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ุชู†ุซุฑูˆู‡ ู†ุซุฑ ุงู„ุฏู‚ู„ ูˆู‚ูููˆุง ุนูู†ู’ุฏ ุนุฌุงุฆุจู‡ ูˆุญุฑูƒูˆุง ุจูู‡ู ุงู„ู’ู‚ูู„ููˆุจ ู„ูŽุง ูŠูƒู† ู‡ู… ุงุญุฏูƒู… ุขุฎุฑ ุงู„ุณู‘ููˆุฑูŽุฉ ูˆุฑูˆู‰ ุงุจูˆ ุงูŠูˆุจ ุนูŽู† ุงุจูŠ ุฌูŽู…ู’ุฑูŽุฉ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู‚ู„ุช ู„ูุงุจู’ู†ู ุนูŽุจู‘ูŽุงุณ ุงู†ูŠ ุณุฑูŠุน ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑูŽุงุกูŽุฉ ุฅูู†ู‘ููŠ ุงู‚ุฑุง ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ูููŠ ุซูŽู„ูŽุงุซ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู„ูŽุงู† ุงู‚ู’ุฑูŽุฃ ุณููˆุฑูŽุฉ ู…ู† ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ูููŠ ู„ูŽูŠู’ู„ูŽุฉ ูุฃุชุฏุจุฑู‡ุง ูˆุฃุฑุชู„ู‡ุง ุงุญุจ ุงู„ูŠ ู…ู† ุงู† ุงู‚ู’ุฑูŽุฃ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ูƒูŽู…ูŽุง ุชู‚ู’ุฑูŽุฃ . ู€

In this same vein, ibn Masโ€™ood said, โ€œDo not recite the Qurโ€™an rapidly without pause like the recitation of poetry, and do not stop and pause (between every single ayah) like someone examining and selecting fruit. (Rather) stop when you come to one of its amazements, and let it move your heart, and do not be bothered if you do not reach the end of the surah.โ€

Aby Ayyub relayed that Abu Hamzah said, โ€œI said to ibn โ€˜Abbaas, โ€˜I am very quick in my reading, I read the entire Qurโ€™an in three days.โ€™ He said to me, โ€˜For me to read a single surah and to contemplate it and recite it at a slow measured pace is more dear to me than to recite the Qurโ€™an as you do.’โ€

ูˆุงู„ุชููƒุฑ ูููŠ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ู†ูŽูˆู’ุนูŽุงู†ู ุชููƒุฑ ูููŠู‡ู ู„ูŠูŽู‚ูŽุน ุนู„ู‰ ู…ูุฑูŽุงุฏ ุงู„ุฑุจ ุชูŽุนูŽุงู„ูŽู‰ ู…ูู†ู’ู‡ู ูˆุชููƒุฑ ูููŠ ู…ูŽุนูŽุงู†ูŠ ู…ูŽุง ุฏูŽุนูŽุง ุนุจุงุฏู‡ ุงู„ู‰ ุงู„ุชููƒุฑ ูููŠู‡ู ูุงู„ุงูˆู„ ุชููƒุฑ ูููŠ ุงู„ุฏู‘ูŽู„ููŠู„ ุงู„ู‚ุฑุขู†ูŠ ูˆูŽุงู„ุซู‘ูŽุงู†ููŠ ุชููƒุฑ ูููŠ ุงู„ุฏู‘ูŽู„ููŠู„ ุงู„ุนูŠุงู†ูŠ ุงู„ุงูˆู„ ูููƒุฑ ูููŠ ุขูŠูŽุงุชู‡ ุงู„ู…ุณู…ูˆุนุฉ ูˆูŽุงู„ุซู‘ูŽุงู†ููŠ ุชููƒุฑ ูููŠ ุขูŠูŽุงุชู‡ ุงู„ู…ุดู‡ูˆุฏุฉ ูˆูŽู„ูู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ุงู†ู’ุฒูู„ู’ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ู„ูŠุชุฏุจุฑ ูˆูŠุชููƒุฑ ูููŠู‡ู ูˆูŽูŠุนู’ู…ู„ ุจูู‡ู ู„ูŽุง ู„ู…ูุฌูŽุฑู‘ุฏ ุชูู„ูŽุงูˆูŽุชู‡ ู…ูŽุนูŽ ุงู„ุงุนุฑุงุถ ุนูŽู†ู‡ู ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุงู„ู’ุญุณู† ุงู„ู’ุจูŽุตู’ุฑููŠู‘ ุงู†ู’ุฒูู„ู’ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ู„ูŠุนู’ู…ูŽู„ ุจูู‡ู ูุงุชุฎุฐูˆุง ุชูู„ูŽุงูˆูŽุชู‡ ุนู…ู„ุง . ู€

And there are two types of contemplating the Qurโ€™an. 1) Contemplating its contents in order to understand the meanings which your Lord intended, and 2) contemplating those meanings which invite the reader to reflect and ponder them. The first is contemplating over what the Qurโ€™an shows and indicates, while the second is oriented towards what that person needs. The first is contemplating the ayah itself, while the second is contemplating the effects of the ayah on the person.

Along these lines, Allah has revealed the Qurโ€™an for it to be contemplated, pondered over and acted upon, not for it to be merely recited while the people turn away from its meanings. al-Hasan al-Basri said, โ€œThe Qurโ€™an was revealed to be acted upon, but these people treat reciting it as the action it requires.โ€

[Miftah Dar al-Saโ€™aadah 1/187]

Imam Ibn A Qayyim


Ibn Qayyim

(rahimahullah) said:

“Some people have a nature similar to the one of pigs, which doesn’t appreciate good food and rushes towards faeces if a man relives himself. Many people are like this. If they hear about or see with their own eyes your good qualities, even if these exceed your flaws by far, it doesn’t please them, they don’t pay attention to it nor do they mention it to other people. But if they see the least mistake in talk, or action, they react immediatly and wholeheartedly.

[Madaarij As-Salikin


Malik Ibn Dinar rahimahullaah

*A thief entered the house of Malik ibn Dinar* (ุฑุญู…ู‡ ุงู„ู„ู‡), he found nothing [and] was going to leave. Malik ibn Dinar called,

ุณู„ุงู… ุนู„ูŠูƒู…

โ€œPeace be upon you.โ€, [the thief] said,

ูˆุนู„ูŠูƒู… ุงู„ุณู„ุงู…

โ€œAnd upon you be peace.โ€, [Malik ibn Dinar] said,

ู…ุง ุญุตูŽู„ ู„ูƒู… ุดูŠุก ู…ู† ุงู„ุฏู†ูŠุงุŒ ูุชุฑุบูŽุจ ููŠ ุดูŠุกู ู…ู† ุงู„ุขุฎุฑุฉ

โ€œYou did not attain anything from the world, do you desire something from the Hereafter?โ€ [The thief] replied,


โ€œYes.โ€, [Malik ibn Dinar] said,

ุชูˆุถู‘ูŽุฃ ู…ู† ู‡ุฐุง ุงู„ู…ูุฑู’ูƒูŽู† ูˆุตูŽู„ู‘ู ุฑูƒุนุชูŠู†ุŒ ูˆุงุณุชุบูุฑู ุงู„ู„ู‡

โ€œMake ablution from this sink and pray two units of prayer, and ask Allah for forgiveness.โ€ He [the thief] did so, then said,

ูŠุง ุณูŠู‘ูุฏูŠุŒ ุฃุฌู’ู„ุณ ุฅู„ู‰ ุงู„ุตุจุญุŸ

โ€œO’ sir, can I stay until the morning?โ€

Afterwards when they left for the masjid, his companions asked him,

ู…ูŽู† ู‡ุฐุง ู…ุนูƒุŸ

โ€œWho is that with you?โ€, [Malik ibn Dinar] said,

ุฌุงุก ูŠูŽุณู’ุฑู‚ู†ุง ูุณุฑู‚ู†ุงู‡

โ€œHe came to steal from me, so I stole him.โ€

โ€“ Imam adh-Dhahabi, Tarikhu-l Islam, 2/144.

Good treatment to oneโ€™s wife!!

Sheikh Uthaimeen ุฑุญู…ู‡ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุชุนุงู„ู‰ states in one of his fatwa:

“That which severes the the rope of love & affection between a husband & his wife is harshness & foul, obscene language. Happiness in a marriage does not come with harshness nor does it come with the man trying to overpower the woman. Rather, this treatment (meted out towards his wife) is incorrect!! ๐Ÿก

It is obligatory upon the husband to look at his wife as if she is his companion, as a mother of his children and a shepherd of his home. Therefore, it is upon him to respect her in the same manner as he wishes respect from her.”

๐Ÿ—’ Fatwa Noor Ala al-Darb – vol. 10, pg.13

Raising your children upon attending the masjid regularly

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โฉ [VIDEO] Connect The Children To The Masaajid โ€“ Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan

Topic :ย Connect The Children To The Masaajid

Speaker :ย Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan

Translator : Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan

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Shaikh Salih al-Fawzaan (may Allah preserve him) said:

โ€œRaise your children upon the worship of Allah, upon preserving the prayer with the congregation by attending the masaajid, upon seeking knowledge, attending the lessons of knowledge in the masaajid, the lectures, and other than that in which there is benefit for them. This is in order to supplement their lessons and their material at school. Also the masaajid, O servants of Allah, are the most important schools and they are more important than the schools that are well-known. So the masaajid are the schools in reality in which the children are raised upon the obedience of Allah, the worship of Allah, upon obtaining beneficial knowledge and righteous role models. So preserve them in the masaajid. Do not waste them nor leave them sleeping, amusing themselves, and playing. Make them attend the masaajid with you in order to train them upon obedience, to have affinity for the masaajid, to show them their fellow Muslim brothers praying in rows behind one Imam, supplicating to Allah, remembering Allah, and reciting the Quran. So preserve your childrenโ€œ.

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan

Abu Sulaymaan

๐Ÿ”— http://torontodawah.com/video-connect-the-children-to-the-masaajid-shaykh-saalih-al-fawzaan/

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